Saturday, September 15, 2012

Wolf & Ritz Camera Begin Liquidation Sales

Ritz Camera ( known locally as Wolf Camera ) has begun liquidation sales. 

The historic photography retailer has twice filed for bankruptcy and their most recent filing led to an overall liquidation as the company was unable to find a buyer and was instead sold to liquidators. 

I wrote an extended piece on the history of photography retailers earlier in the week and delved into the reasons behind their unfortunate demise.

Liquidation sales at their Lenox Square store currently reflect discounts of 20-40% and a sales associate informed me that October 31st will their last day in business for the entire company. 

According to the respective company websites, both Wolf and Ritz will reopen November 1st under new management.

Wolf Camera currently has ten locations in the metro area which I've listed below for your convenience. 

The Avenue Peachtree City
310 City Circle - Ste 1400

Peachtree City, GA 30269
Phone: 770-632-5723

3141 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-869-1116

Lenox Square
3393 Peachtree Road - Ste 3063A
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-237-3388

1258 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30327

Phone: 404-233-3542

Sandy Springs Plaza
6269 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 404-255-3917

The Avenue at East Cobb
4475 Roswell Road - Ste 1415
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770-321-1141

The Avenues At West Cobb
3625 Dallas Highway - Ste 760
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770-428-5552

Medlock Corners
5805-A State Bridge Road
Duluth, GA 30136
Phone: 770-813-8558

Roswell Corners
1105 Woodstock Road - Ste 100
Roswell, GA 30075
Phone: 770-594-7283

Alps Shopping Center
1480A Baxter St.
Athens, GA 30606
Phone: 706-546-0721

Are you sad to see Wolf and Ritz go?  Do you do all your camera shopping in store, but buying online?  Do you still frequent specialty photography stores like Showcase Photo & Video or Wings Camera?  Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.


TheJohnP said...

I think even at liquidation prices, what you'll find is still going to be 20% higher than what you can find online.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sad at all. I tried to buy a camera at the Wolf on Paces Ferry. The manager was incredibly rude and didn't want to answer any questions. He suggested I look for information online. I did and then bought the camera online also.

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